Bachelor's degree with 3.00 GPA for regular admission status or 2.75 GPA for provisional status is required (last 60 hours of coursework).
Two letters of reference.
International students who obtained post-secondary degrees from universities whose primary language of instruction is not English, even if the degree was in English or English as a Second Language or English as a Foreign Language: Your TOEFL score (PBT/CBT/iBT: 550/213/90)
What You'll Need
Include a scanned copy of your transcripts with your online application, then arrange for an official copy to be sent to both Graduate Admissions and School of Education after you receive an offer of admission.
Letters of Recommendation
Three letters of recommendation are required for ESL and Multicultural Education (M.A.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction).
Letter of Interest and Curriculum Vitae
Write a 2-3 page essay in which you discuss why you want to earn ESL and Multicultural Education (M.A.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction). Consider any experiences you have had working with young people and characteristics that you possess which would make you a good teacher/educator. Also, please submit your Curriculum Vitae/Resume.
Applying as an International Student
International students might be required to submit TOEFL scores, immigration documents, and other additional materials with their application.
We require a minimum TOEFL score of 90 (IBT) or IELTS score of 6.5 for admission. Test scores should be sent to us using ETS institution code 5859.
Supplemental Information and Admissions Checklist
Please include supplemental information and admissions checklist with Graduate School online application.
How much is tuition?
Tuition varies based on in-state or out-of-state status and whether or not you are a teacher. Virtual Campus students do not have to pay activity fees, only a technology fee. Graduate tuitions and fees are listed at http://www.bursar.vt.edu. Our campus is considered Virtual.
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For questions regarding tuition and fees, please contact the Bursar's Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Completed forms for the K-12 Employee Reduced Tuition should be mailed or faxed to Graduate School at the following address:
Graduate Life Center
Virginia Tech (0325)
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Graduate Assistantships on Blacksburg Campus Only
A question on the application for graduate admission asks whether you want to be considered for a teaching assistantship. Check yes. Please note that Indicating that you wish to be considered for an assistantship does not mean that you will be offered one, only that you wish to be considered for one, if available.
What about financial aid?
There is a discount for in-state K-12 teachers; use this application form in order to receive the reduced costs. Otherwise, as with on-campus students, we refer you to the VT Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid for information on financial assistance. Generally, distance learners may qualify for federal loans if they take 5 or more credit hours per semester.
Degree-seeking students must include a $75 fee with their application, though check to see if you qualify for a waiver or reduced fee.
Spring: January 5
Spring: September 1
State of Virginia Licensure Applicants
This program is offered to anyone who would like to earn ESL and Multicultural Education (M.A.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction) only. If you are interested in State of Virginia Licensure, applicants should apply for ESL and Multicultural Education licensure program that lists all the licensure/endorsement requirements.
- You will be notified by the Graduate School about the action taken on your application for admission.
- To apply to the Virginia Tech Science Education (M.A.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction) program, select "Education, Curriculum and Instruction " as your major. You will be able to select "Science" later in the online form. Choose degree option “M.A.Ed.” from the list and then select “Blacksburg” for campus.